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Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

2017 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Chairperson’s School Award

Picture Ipswich Theme Awards

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Red Dress on the Hill by Olivia Priddis (First Prize)

No Time for a Joy Flight by Portia Hoole (Second Prize)

Pa’s Tale by Anna Davidson (Third Prize)

Grandma’s Cupboard by Jade Martin (Highly Commended)

Sister Sister by Rebecca Linton (Highly Commended)

Sister sister don’t you worry
You may be young but you are strong
And let’s just hope there’s nothing wrong
Sister sister don’t you worry
Sister sister I’m so sorry
But nothing’s ever going to be the same
And we won’t have time for any more games
Sister sister I’m so sorry
Sister sister I know it hurts
But I promise you’ll be alright
Please just make it through the night
Sister sister I know it hurts
Sister sister please don’t cry
Yes, you may be bald but you are ALIVE
And even with no hair, you will SURVIVE
Sister sister please don’t cry
Sister sister it’s ok to be afraid
You are amazing, you are brave
You have the courage that I crave
Sister sister it’s ok to be afraid
Sister sister just hold on
It’s the end of the race, the final sprint
And I can’t imagine your eyes without that mischievous glint
Sister sister just hold on
Sister sister please don’t go
It’s been so long, and we’ve come so far
What will I do without you, my shining star?
Sister sister please don’t go
Sister sister this is the end
But you’ve accepted your fate as you take your last breath
And fall into the tranquil hands of death
Sister sister this is the end
Sister sister, oh how I love you so
You’ll always be with me, in my heart
And now I realise that you’ve been there from the start
Sister sister, oh how I love you so

Delicately by Talia Bulstrode (Highly Commended)

The Queen of Demons by Rebecca Linton (Highly Commended)

Rabbit Proof Fence (Ballad) by Hayley Victor (Highly Commended)

My Grandmother’s Masala by Soraiya Munshi (Highly Commended)

The Secret Life of a Clock by Rebecca Linton (Highly Commended)

The Education Of Lonely by Louis Langoulant (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years